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Orhan Koç, Fesih Doğan Yildiz, Adnan Narci, Tolga Altuğ Sen
Trichobezoars are hair balls found in the stomach and formed following trichitillomania and trichopaghia. Rapunzel syndrome is a rare condition in which the presence of giant trichobezoars causes mechanical obstruction. To date, only two cases of stomach perforation caused by trichobezoars have been reported among pediatric patients. We report a 14-year-old female patient who experienced nausea, vomiting and severe abdominal pain for 1 month. Physical examination revealed diffuse abdominal distension. Palpation detected a mobile and sensitive mass, 15 x 15 cm , which filled the upper quadrant...
April 2009: European Journal of Pediatrics
R Ramasubbu
OBJECTIVE: The notion that antidepressant treatment-associated hypomania or mania being pharmacologically induced has been challenged. To determine whether selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) induced hypomania is secondary to medication effects, we examined the dose-response relationship of SSRI-induced hypomania in two patients with depressive disorder. METHOD: Case study. RESULT: Hypomanic symptoms emerged during treatment with sertraline at the dose of 300 mg per day in a 45-year-old male with major depression...
September 2001: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
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